Barnes & Noble Nook

  • Barnes & Noble Nook
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Based on 14 scores, 27 reviews available
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    2
  • Good:
    7
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  • Bad:
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Pros:

  • Large library with tens of thousands of e-books, as well as newspapers and magazines.
  • Online access via Wi-Fi.
  • Separate capacitive color touch-screen pad for navigation.

Cons:

  • Though performance has been significantly improved with firmware upgrades.
  • The device could still be zippier.

Expert reviews and ratings

By GadgetNutz on -

Posted in Home Gadget Reviews, ReviewsI have to admit I have had a life long love affair with books. I love the smell of a brand new paperback. I love the texture and heft of a leather bound book. In college my father gave me his copy of Plato’s...

By Blogcritics on -

I have been a reader my entire life. To me, there is no greater joy than walking into a bookstore or library and just perusing the aisles looking at book after book, wondering which one I should choose next. Having over 2,000 books in my house is...

By eTech Reviews on -

Amazon recently has launched the 3G variant of its Kindle which is ad-supported and is priced at $164. This all new Kindle is called the Kindle 3G With Special Offers, is almost similar to the $114 Wi-Fi ad-supported Kindle excluding for the...

By Gizmodo on -

Tablets, tablets everywhere—even where you least expect them. So here's a question: Is Barnes & Noble's Nook Color a tablet or an ereader? It's actually something in between. And it's only $250... SpecsPrice: $250When: Shipping...

By BCCHardware on -

Today we are going to take a look at the Barnes & Noble nook eBook reader. While this won't be a full-fledged review, it will show some of the details, features and benefits that the nook has to offer. For full disclosure, I purchased the nook...

By cnet on 80

For the moment, the Wi-Fi-only version of the Barnes & Noble Nook is the best e-reader you can buy for less than...

By TopTenREVIEWS on 88

With wireless capability and the Android operating system, the Nook is a strong competitor for the best...

By G4tv.com on 80

Video Review: 2010 means it's time to upgrade your reading skills, which means taking on Barnes & Noble's new feature rich eReader. Kevin Pereira and Chris Hardwick review the Nook with its E Ink display, color touch screen and more for...

By Computer Shopper on 75

With its secondary touch screen and unique features, the Nook e-reader is on par with Amazon's Kindle. But in these days of the iPad and speedy smartphones, $260 is pricey for a sluggish device that does only one thing well....

By Wired UK on 60

Editor's note: 2010 is likely to be a major year for e-book readers, either to prove their usefulness or confirm their place in the digital tome of Who's Nobody? For that reason, we have reviewed the Barnes & Noble Nook -- an innovative and...

By MobileTechReview on 80

What a difference a few months makes! The nook has moved from "no thank you" to "yes, I'll take one" in our book. There are a few things we'd like to see addressed: most important being a go to page number feature, but there are certainly no...

By LaptopMag on 80

A software update brings improved performance and more features to Barnes & Noble's dual-screen...

By PCWorld on 60

Poky performance that may or may not be owing simply to an as-yet-unresolved software issue makes an unqualified recommendation of this attractive, innovative device impossible....

By PC Advisor on 70

If the promised software update dramatically improves performance, the Barnes & Noble Nook could emerge as a worthy competitor to the Kindle 2. But it's current sluggish performance, along with the caveats about the LCD's interaction with the...

By Macworld on 60

E-books have numerous benefits. Eliminating paper saves resources. E-book readers take up little room in travelers' backpacks and purses, and yet can store the equivalent of a whole bookshelf. You don't have to go anywhere to buy or borrow an...

By Brighthand on -

Even though the Barnes & Noble nook is still somewhat rough around the edges, especially as compared to the Amazon Kindle 2, I simply love it. Everything works as promised, and my only frustrations are related to my (admittedly gigantic) library of...

By The Gadgeteer on -

The era of the eBook reader is now upon us. Two years ago the Sony PRS-500 eBook Reader came out to little attention. At that time, a lot of people said that eBooks would never catch on. When Amazon released their first generation Kindle, people...

By Gear Diary on -

The Barnes & Noble nook eBook Reader has been touted by some as a Kindle-killer, and after what seemed like a ridiculously long wait, when mine finally showed up today I was ready to be wowed. It’s not that I don’t already enjoy reading...

By Big Picture Big Sound on 75

B&N's playfully-named NOOK brings several game-changing features to the e-Reader product...

By Wired on 60

You can imagine that Barnes & Noble, with 774 stores scattered across suburban strip-mall America, finally got fed up with the way Amazon's Kindle dominates the e-book market. "I know," some B&N exec must have said. "Let's pull an Apple move on...